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December 3, 2020

Fall Landscape Maintenance: Feed Your Shrubs & Trees! [VIDEO]| Rye, NY

Jay dives into one of the most important tasks on your fall landscape maintenance checklist: feed your shrubs and ornamental trees! Always choose natural-source products for an organic landscape. We look for the OMRI-approved label. Plants must also be fed according to their pH preferences — some plants prefer a more acidic environment, some prefer more alkaline, and some are 

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December 2, 2020

GJL’s Sustainable Hardscape Alternatives to Concrete (Pt 2)

In residential landscape design and landscape architecture, concrete can be largely avoided. Below we’ve outlined our go-to alternative hardscape materials that don’t require concrete use.  This is Part Two of our series on concrete. Catch up on part one, The Hidden Cost of Concrete and Cement, where we examine the human health and environmental consequences of pervasive concrete.  Natural Stone, Superior 

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November 28, 2020

The Hidden Cost of Concrete and Cement (Pt 1)

We see concrete everywhere. It’s ubiquitous in buildings, highways, infrastructure, sidewalks, homes, patios, and walkways. It’s cheap, strong and relatively predictable, but for too long we’ve collectively overlooked the cost of concrete: the human health impacts, the immense greenhouse gas emissions from its production, and the environmental consequences of our impermeable concrete world.  Emissions Associated with Concrete Production Concrete is 

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November 19, 2020

Permaculture Terrace Garden with Erosion Control | Hastings, NY

Your permaculture terrace garden landscape will serve as an invitation to life…for all living beings great and small…plant, animal and mineral. The natural beauty and mystery of life, manifest in its many glorious forms and permutations, will inhabit your biosphere.  From the primal source of rich organic and mineral matter complete with fungi and bacteria as well as all the 

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November 8, 2020

Designing a Residential Landscape: Consultations, Concepts & Plans [VIDEO]

How does the landscape design process start? For Green Jay Landscape Design, we have two initial options: a free 15-minute discovery call or a paid, 2-hour, on-site landscape design consultation with designer Jay Archer himself. This video explores all the factors that go into an ecological landscape design consultation and ultimately culminate in the landscape design concept, proposal, master plan 

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